Sunday, November 9, 2008

Bread of Life

There is no such thing as "my" bread. All bread is ours and is given to me, to others through me, and to me through others. For not only bread, but all things necessary for sustenance in this life are given on loan to us with others, and because of others and for others and to others through us. Bread of Life, sustain your people.

Adapted from Meister Eckhart, 14th c. Christian theologian. (found here)

4 comments:

Father John said...

Reminds of the following from the Didache... very nice.

Now concerning the Thanksgiving (Eucharist), thus give thanks. First, concerning the cup: We thank thee, our Father, for the holy vine of David Thy servant, which Thou madest known to us through Jesus Thy Servant; to Thee be the glory for ever. And concerning the broken bread: We thank. Thee, our Father, for the life and knowledge which Thou madest known to us through Jesus Thy Servant; to Thee be the glory for ever. Even as this broken bread was scattered over the
hills, and was gathered together and became one, so let Thy Church be gathered together from the ends of the earth into Thy kingdom; for Thine is the glory and the power through Jesus Christ for ever.

ROBERTA said...

Thank you - that is just beautiful!

Jan said...

Thanks to you and Fr. John.

Stacey said...

Roberta this was really awesome!